The Fairy Queen, which runs as a luxury train between Delhi and Alwar, Rajasthan, is the oldest functioning steam engine in the world according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Built in 1855 in England, this classic locomotive is powered by coal and has a top speed of 40 kilometers per hour. To download and read more India Unveiled stories visit: www.indiaunveiled.org
The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, in Chama, N.M., operates one of America's last steam trains. With its coal-powered steam engines and a top speed of 20 mph, this train isn't going to win any races. It might, however, take your breath away as it crawls through some of the country's most stunning scenery.
Meet the full-sized Thomas the Tank Engine, and Friends, at Trainworks. Take a genuine steam train ride from Sodor Island Railway Station pulled by Henry. See Thomas movie station, jumping castles, inflatable slide, face painting, story telling, and photo opportunities with Thomas. Sydney, Australia.
Het Nederlands Mijnmuseum koestert het Limburgse steenkolen- en mijnbouw-verleden. Het is gevestigd in het enige Heerlense top 100 monument van de door Unesco beschermde historische gebouwen, het schachtgebouw van de voormalige Oranje Nassau 1 mijn te Heerlen. Het 3 etages tellende schachtgebouw, gebouwd rond de 470 meter diepe mijnschacht, is ingericht als expositieruimte. Tevens is het ophaalgebouw te bezichtigen met de originele stoomaangedreven ophaalmachine uit 1897.
Top 10 Headlines of the Nineteenth Century We tend to reflect less on the news of the 19th century since newspapers were densely-packed walls of text and TV radio and computers did not yet exist.But just as much incredible stuff happened in that century as the 20th and 21st. Here are some of the most note-worthy news stories that the 1800s ever produced. #1 First Train Operates in England February 1804When English inventor Richard Trevithick ran his first working steam engine along a set a…
••GENIUS OF BRITAIN••5-part documentary by David Attenborough for Ch4 2010-05: "Britain's top scientific names tell the story of the British science ingenuity that has been at the forefront of some of history's greatest advances...small island, but its great scientists inventors have literally created the Modern World: from...steam engine, computers the world-wide web to the discovery of the theory of evolution the atom."